Monday, November 24, 2008

Easy to Make Gluten-free Pizza~

The week of Thanksgiving can always be a bit hectic and harried for most of us, especially if YOU are the designated chef for your family and friend's holiday dinner. I can speak from experience, when I say that this week is already filled with multiple trips to the grocery store(s) to hunt down all things gluten-free for the Thanksgiving table, so creating additional meals leading up to Thursday night can easily take a back seat.

I came up with this delicious and very easy GF Pizza that the whole family will love, or if there's leftovers, you can simply freeze or reheat what's left.
- 1 gluten-free frozen pizza crust (I used a rice crust)
- 4 Tbsp. of Amy's Roasted garlic pasta sauce
- 6 Slices of Applegate Farm's roasted turkey
- 8 Fresh Ciliegine mozzarella balls
- 1 Sliced zucchini
- 1 Sliced organic bell pepper - yellow
- 10 Halved baby Roma tomatoes
- 1/2 Sliced yellow onion

- 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Fig vinegar

The trick to a crispy crust is to thaw the pizza for about 20 minutes, then glaze with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes at 450 degrees. Take out the crust from the oven and let it cool for a a few minutes, then spread on the pasta sauce. Layer the turkey, then the sliced onions and zucchini, then peppers and lastly, half the tomatoes and mozzarella and arrange on the top of the pizza.
Lastly, drizzle the vinegar over the top of the pizza and Voila...ready to pop in the oven.

I bake my pizza at 400 degrees or whatever the directions on the box require, checking every five to ten minutes. I have found that my pizzas usually require a bit longer oven-time than the directions call for. Use your best judgement, but testing the softness of the zucchini is your best bet for gauging its readiness.

Buon Appetito!

Give it a try and it's sure to be a pleaser and definitely won't require you putting hours in the kitchen - you can save that for Wednesday and Thursday!

Have a wonderful and blessed holiday with family and friends and remember, don't even think about cheating on anything that's not gluten-free! It's so not worth it!

Abundance to you all ~

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